Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ?? !!!

Discuss topics of food for your beardies here.

Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ?? !!!

Postby Friscoandlilly » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:49 am

[TOPIC AUTO-LOCKED DUE TO INACTIVITY]

Anyone know if its healthy for a adult bearded dragon to eat there babies as I'm going to have a lot of them hatching ? Also I mixed critical care formular with squash and chicken baby food to give to one of my adults that was not eating much is this okay ? As it says to mix with water but they don't drink water .
Friscoandlilly
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:42 am
Location: England - Corby

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby steph2one11 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:52 am

Omg! why would you do that.... If you don't want the baby beardies, post them in the free section, I'm sure plenty of people would want them.
Image
harnesses,leashes and more --->http://beardiesandthings.webs.com/
User avatar
steph2one11
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:42 pm

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby Dooter » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:57 am

D: Please let this be a troll...
Image
User avatar
Dooter
Sub-Adult Poster
 
Posts: 819
Joined: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:08 am
Location: Gilbert, AZ

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby steph2one11 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:04 am

That's what I'm hoping :shock:
Image
harnesses,leashes and more --->http://beardiesandthings.webs.com/
User avatar
steph2one11
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 209
Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:42 pm

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby snazzyglasses » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:21 am

That's what I'm hoping too. :shock:
And no, it's not really healthy for a bearded dragon to eat other reptiles no matter how small. I wouldn't risk it.
But as for your critical care question, it's fine to mix it with babyfood but it's also fine to mix it with water, even if your dragons don't usually drink water. You can always adjust the amount of water in the critical care to make it more or less liquid-like. :)

~ Mom to 1 cat and 2 beardies (Captain Brick Bordeaux, age ~6yrs- living with me; and Lady Fromage, age ~4yrs- living with my fiance. Both adopted 08/10/12)
~ "Sister" to 1 dog, 1 cat, and miscellaneous fish
snazzyglasses
Sub-Adult Poster
 
Posts: 1487
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:04 pm
Location: Illinois, USA

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby Friscoandlilly » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:30 am

Thanks for the critical care answer been worried that I shouldn't have gave her baby food as its got ingredients you wouldn't find in the wild such as salt , an no this is not me taking the piss I genuenly thought it would be really healthy for them as they are fresh new babies and iv seen all kinds of videos of people feeding them anoles and scorpions and geckos on YouTube. But don't worry yourselfs people my male and female dragon are only 10 months old at the moment in seperate tanks now as he kept tryig it on with her and hes already a monster weighing 510g but she's 385g anyone know if she would be considered under weight ?
Friscoandlilly
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:42 am
Location: England - Corby

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby snazzyglasses » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:59 am

A healthy weight is usually based on the dragon's length, so do you have measurements? It's possible that your female could be underweight from being bullied by the male though. (dragons aren't very neighborly with other critters, lol :?)

And yeah! I've heard of those types of videos on YouTube but I don't have the guts to look them up, lol. Unfortunately what they usually don't tell you is what happens to the poor dragon afterwards :( Plus if whatever got eaten is carrying viruses/bacteria/fungus, that could get transferred to the dragon as well.

About the babyfood- too much salt/sugars/weird chemicals isn't too great, but luckily they do sell "all-natural" babyfoods that don't have any added stuff. Try to get the Stage 1 kind (the type for the youngest baby age group); those usually don't have additives except maybe a bit of water. :) The regular grocery stores near me carry Stage 1 all-natural babyfood, but if the ones near you don't have any then a health food store should definitely have some.

~ Mom to 1 cat and 2 beardies (Captain Brick Bordeaux, age ~6yrs- living with me; and Lady Fromage, age ~4yrs- living with my fiance. Both adopted 08/10/12)
~ "Sister" to 1 dog, 1 cat, and miscellaneous fish
snazzyglasses
Sub-Adult Poster
 
Posts: 1487
Joined: Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:04 pm
Location: Illinois, USA

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby Friscoandlilly » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:14 am

He's just under 20inchs and she's 16.5 inches would you say they are a healthy weight ? I took them to the vets just over a month ago and the vet said she is under weight and the fecial test showed that they had pin worms (this was when they lived in the same tank) so they gave me Medicine for the worms after few days using it i seen little white worms in there poo (yes it was discusting even for me) so because shes under weight iv been feeding her everything , mini meal worms and wax worms now and then and loads of cockroaches but she will not touch crickets anymore for some reason even though she used to go through about 40 a day easily , she's just being picky I think because shes tasted other bugs , buts its just exspencive buying these roaches all the time £15 for 100 of them
Friscoandlilly
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:42 am
Location: England - Corby

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby smeegy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:18 pm

Bearded dragons definitely drink water. I keep a water dish in my Rocko's viv. Everytime I bathe him he drinks up a bunch of the bath water. Just because the are a desert animal does not by any means mean that they don't drink water.

Crickets can cary a lot of parasites. Now that my beardie is old enough I never buy them anymore. Not to mention they stink!
User avatar
smeegy
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:49 pm

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby smeegy » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:21 pm

Another note: If you do decide to breed your beardies, be responsible and make sure you have buyers first..
Second: As soon as the eggs are left by the female, you are to remove them right away and put them into an incubator...because the male will actually eat the eggs and hurt the babies.
User avatar
smeegy
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 29
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:49 pm

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby Friscoandlilly » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:35 pm

in the 10months iv had them not one of them has drank water even when i spray it on there mouth the dont open it never go near the water dish and in the bath head is always sticking above the water :? Image
Friscoandlilly
Newbie Poster
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:42 am
Location: England - Corby

Re: Can I feed baby bearded dragons to my bearded dragon ??

Postby Melody12 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:32 pm

Friscoandlilly wrote:in the 10months iv had them not one of them has drank water even when i spray it on there mouth the dont open it never go near the water dish and in the bath head is always sticking above the water :? Image


They don't always drink standing water. Some do, some don't. Whenever you bathe them and let them soak, they'll take water up through their vent and sometimes they'll poop in the water. They don't usually drink any water in the bath unless they're really thirsty (mine doesn't.) If you want to make sure they're hydrated, mist their salads. I do that for Melody whenever I feed her her greens.
Melody12
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 232
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:42 pm


Return to Feeding

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot]